RIPLEY, W.Va. — Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said some residents may choose to use illegal drugs in his county but if they do they are going to get caught.
Boggs said the newly formed Jackson County Drug Task Force was successful Thursday in a drug bust that arrested nearly 50 people. He said unfortunately there’s a little bit of everything in his county.
“We have a complete mixture. There’s everything from marijuana to heroin and everything in between with this. We have pills. I would say heroin is as prevalent as anything these days,” he said.
The arrests followed months of investigation.
Sheriff Boggs said State Police, the U.S. Marshal Service, Ripley and Ravenswood city police officers all helped in the sheriff’s department in the sweep.